Event planned for Derby during last week of the Knife Angel
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On Monday we are hosting an event next to the Knife Angel to celebrate it's time with us - the day before it moves up to Chester.
The event will be held on the Angel's last full day in Derby, Monday 28 October, between 10:30am and 3:30pm. During the day there will be to chance to examine different strands of policing such as Armed Response, Police Dog Section, Rural Crime Unit, Drones Unit, Motorbike Safety, Cyber Crime and to closely examine our tasers with our experienced trainers.
Our Youth Engagement Officer will be in attendance, providing free activities for young people to take part in. There will be crafts and games, as well as safety advice regarding Halloween.
The City Centre Safer Neighbourhood Team will be also be there, giving young (and not so young) people the opportunity to dress up as a police officer and sit in the prisoner cage of the police van.
Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service will also be with us with one of their fire tenders and crew with details of how to stay safe from fire.
More than 90,000 people have visited the Knife Angel at Derby Cathedral this month and there is now only one weekend left to see it in Derby.
The National Monument Against Violence and Aggression has been touring the country and has been in its current position in Irongate Derby for the month of October.
A large reason for the Angel’s visit is to raise awareness of knife crime, the impact on victims and to highlight the work that is being undertaken in Derbyshire to influence people not to carry knives.
We are holding this event during next week’s half term when the area around the Knife Angel and down Irongate will be filled with different aspects of policing.
So take one of the last opportunities to visit the knife angel during half – term, bring the children down and learn about policing, the fire service and what we are doing to try and reduce knife crime.